America’s Favorite Vulcan Boldly Goes to Carpenter Center Stage

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Film and television icon Leonard Nimoy will share his thoughts on portraying the intense, rational and emotionally suppressed Vulcan, Spock, as part of a remarkable and diverse career that’s left an indelible imprint on American society at the carpenter on Saturday, October 23, 2010.

Touching on subjects of innovation, creativity and personal development—Nimoy will talk about his role in the history of Star Trek, its origins, and how a new genre for television and movies was created. First airing in 1966, his character would become an icon over the years, his performance garnering three Emmy nominations, as Star Trek branched off into syndication and later onto the big screen as a series of six feature films.

Nimoy also became a successful director, helming Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, one of the most successful of the Star Trek films. Gene Roddenberry, Star Trek’s creator, referred to Nimoy as “the conscience of Star Trek.” Nimoy has directed several films outside of the Star Trek series, and three of his films have been among the top box office successes of all time.

After appearing in a recurring role on popular FOX television series Fringe, Nimoy announced his retirement from acting earlier this year. This intimate evening may be the last chance to see him on stage live.

Aside from his credits as actor and director, Nimoy has recorded ten narrative albums and authored several volumes of poetry (two of which feature his photographs). In 1975, he published the autobiography I am not Spock and followed it 20 years later with I am Spock, in which he refers to “coming to terms” with his alter ego. Nimoy’s performance of the audio version was nominated for a Grammy Award.

An accomplished photographer, his black and white art is represented in several galleries nationwide. He recently finished an appointment as artist-in-residence at the American Academy in Rome. In July, his “Secret Selves” color exhibit opened at MassMoCA – his first solo show at a major museum.

Join us for an intimate evening of insight into one of film and television’s greatest icons. Called ‘the conscience of Star Trek,’ by Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry—the award-winning actor, director, poet and photographer Leonard Nimoy shares his portrayal of the rational and emotionally suppressed Vulcan as part of a remarkable and diverse career that’s left an indelible imprint on American culture!

An Evening with Leonard Nimoy is Saturday, at 8:00pm October 23, 2010 at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center 6200 Atherton Street, Long Beach, 90815.

Single tickets for An Evening with Leonard Nimoy are $65 and $60 for seniors. All tickets can be purchased by calling the Carpenter Center Arts Ticket Office at (562) 985-7000, or by visiting the Carpenter Performing Arts Center website.

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